Gentle Dental Care
General Dentistry & Dental Implants located in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
When your oral health hasn’t always been the best, your teeth, gums, and jaw may show it quite clearly. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with gaps in your smile or other serious dental damage any longer. Gentle Dental Care in Midtown Atlanta and Dunwoody, Georgia, offers restorative dentistry that’s customized for your needs. Book using the online appointment maker or by phone now.
Restorative Dentistry Q & A
What does restorative dentistry include?
Restorative dentistry includes comprehensive solutions for problems arising from tooth decay, tooth loss, and traumatic mouth injury. Your dentist designs customized solutions for your issues, often including the following.
- Dental implants
- Crowns or veneers
- Dental bridges
- Root canal therapy
Often, resolving an issue effectively requires a combination approach. For example, after severe decay of a molar, you may need root canal therapy to save the tooth and a crown to protect it long-term.
What are the options for saving a tooth?
Your Gentle Dental Care dentist examines your tooth, taking digital X-ray images if needed, to determine whether the tooth is viable. If your tooth is viable, there are a few options.
A filling essentially plugs a hole (cavity) in your tooth. You can choose from a tooth-colored filling or a silver amalgam filling.
A root canal is sometimes needed if your tooth has severe damage. During a root canal, your dentist drills into your tooth to extract the diseased nerve tissue inside. Then, they clean the tooth and pack it with sterile material. After that, they place a custom crown on your tooth for strength and stability.
Sometimes, your tooth may be viable, but due to decay or injury, it's not strong enough. In this case, your dentist may recommend a zirconia crown. While you also have the option of porcelain or metal crowns, zirconia crowns often are the top choice for restoration because they're ultra-strong and give your tooth the extra stability it needs.
Even if your tooth can’t be saved, you have excellent restoration options.
What are the options for replacing my tooth?
If you've lost one or more teeth, prosthetic teeth are a smart choice because they restore both beauty and functionality.
Gentle Dental Care works closely with premier dental implant centers to give you the replacement teeth you need. Dental implants include a titanium base that works as an inner-jaw root system. Your replacement tooth, also titanium, is covered with a custom crown.
Bridges replace a tooth, or several teeth, with a natural-looking prosthetic. The bridge attaches to your surrounding natural teeth to stay in place. Bridges can be permanent or removable.
Your Gentle Dental Care dentist can help you decide the restoration path best for you. Book an appointment online or by phone now.